What happens to your body when you drink coffee every day?
It’s early morning. The sun is barely rising on the other side of your windows.
You try not to hit the snooze button, but after the third time, you question your determination to stay in bed with one promise: Coffee.
If you could only have enough power to get out of the bed and make that precious first cup of coffee… then the day will finally start.
The single motivation to leave the pillow behind is to enjoy the refreshing and robust smell of freshly brewed coffee that acts better than your morning alarm.
It’s the single most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world.
We love the smell of freshly brewed coffee. We love the bitter taste that wakes up our senses, one by one.
We love it with or without milk. We love it simple or with sugar. We love it in the mornings. We love it in the afternoons. And often, we even enjoy a good cup of coffee in the evenings.
I was 19 years old when I started drinking coffee.
At that time, I was working in a shop selling grounded coffee. We had tens of baskets with different types of coffee beans. People were coming to us to make them different combinations. Some wanted it with more aroma and not so strong. Others needed it to be as strong as possible with vanilla aroma. We had Irish whiskey flavoured coffee. We had chocolate flavoured coffee. Whatever comes in your mind, we had it there.
I got so consumed into the coffee world that I finally decided to taste it.
And, just as you and almost everyone else out there, I was hooked.
I had a nice cup of coffee every morning of my life since I was 19 years old.
Over a half year ago, I had to stop it for a while due to health issues.
Now, I slowly introduce coffee back to my system. And I still love it.
But here are a few facts about coffee you probably didn’t know, and also, a few tips on how to enjoy that drink healthily.
Health benefits of caffeine
– Coffee is a source of antioxidants, and it actually has more antioxidant activity than green tea and cocoa. (Source)
– People who drink coffee in moderated doses have a 20% lower risk of heart disease compared to heavy coffee drinkers and nondrinkers.
– Coffee could help to ease muscle pain after a workout. (Source)
– Every cup of brewed coffee has fibers.
– Caffeine helps burn fat.
– In fact, coffee might help in reducing the signs of depression among women and lower risk of lethal prostate cancer among men. (Source)
– It could help your brain stay more alert and active (not a secret at all), but it also reduces the risk of Alzheimer disease.
However, coffee isn’t a fix-it-all drink, and although we love all the benefits, we must be aware of the risks of drinking too much of it.
The Not-So-Good Effects Of Coffee
– Insomnia – especially if you drink coffee in the afternoons.
– Restlessness – keeping your brain active and on the go isn’t always smart.
– It could increase anxiousness.
– Coffee might interact negatively with some medications, especially thyroid medications.
– Coffee could mess with your stomach and negatively affect your digestive system – which is why I had to stop drinking coffee many months ago.
Too much coffee could increase the risk of a heart attack among young adults. (Source)
An overdose of caffeine can easily cause headaches.
Unfortunately, drinking coffee every day could reduce a woman’s fertility with 27% (Source)
Please, be aware that all the harmful effects of drinking coffee require you to drink more than 4-5 cup of coffee a day. If you stick with a lower number, you should be more than fine enjoying that gorgeous drink.
20 Awesome ways to enjoy coffee at home
Who said that great coffee comes out of the coffee shops only?
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